Canon quietly kills the EOS-M system

Oct 19, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

Canon quietly kills the EOS-M system

Oct 19, 2023

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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The Canon EOS-M system is dead, it seems. According to Canon Rumours, Canon Japan, quietly and without ceremony, pulled all of its EOS-M system camera bodies and labelled them as being discontinued.

The popular camera bodies EOS M50 and M50 Mark II are both labelled as discontinued, and Canon USA is also completely out of stock.

The past couple of years have seen much to-ing and fro-ing and speculation as to whether Canon would abandon its EOS-M line of cameras. The steady shift towards the mirrorless R series seemed to strike a death knell for the smaller, older system.

But Canon staunchly denied such speculation. In March 2023. Canon even went as far as confirming that they were still invested in the M system, saying, “We will continue to offer the EOS M series as we need to meet this high demand.”

However, to most of us, it was pretty obvious that the newest EOS R50 was a direct replacement for the M50 bodies. It was only a matter of time.

Apparently, stocks of EOS-M lenses are in short supply, so if you have the M system and still want to invest in new glass, now might be the time to jump on it. Otherwise, second-hand will be the only other option for Canon-made lenses. You can also still get Sigma and Viltrox lenses for the EOS-M system, at least for now.

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4 responses to “Canon quietly kills the EOS-M system”

  1. Andrus Chesley Avatar
    Andrus Chesley

    Oh I’ll be keeping my M50 for a long time yet with the 3 lens I have for it. Just as have kept my 2 G16’s and still use all 3 lots.

  2. Andrus Chesley Avatar
    Andrus Chesley

    Oh I’ll be keeping my M50 for a long time yet just as I have with my 2 G16’s and SX50.

  3. Tom Stock Avatar
    Tom Stock

    I switched from Canon to Nikon simply because of consistent lens mount compatibility from the mid 1970s to present.

  4. Dylan K. Williams Avatar
    Dylan K. Williams

    While everyone goes to Canons funeral I’ll be throwing a party for all Nikon and Fujifilm user’s